Originally Posted by Red Brooklyn
It is a slow book. But I think it lends itself to film better than most of the other books in the series. It has the biggest upside, I guess. I think it could/should be visually stunning and it'll be the shortest of the films. There's a lot that can go right with Gunslinger. It's everything that comes after that makes me nervous.
At least on film. The books get better... but the potential for ****-up also exponentially increases.
That's a good point, but It seems to me like you could have a lot room go different directions with the tone of the Gunslinger. Ron Howard is a bland director most of the time. A big straight forward epic- style Gunslinger sounds boring to me. It rather see a dark Guillermo Del Toro crazy Zombie, Western shoot em' up flick.
I see Drawing of the 3 as a film you could get guy like Howard or Darabont to
shoot as written, but The Gunslinger needs a director with a creative vision, IMO.
Now Wastelands... Now there is a book with a huge amount of ****-up potential. They better hire ZZ top to do the score for that one!